Campus is the place where most people transform their lives and it makes an impact on how your future is going to be. Its the place where you can decide to live a normal life, get a normal job then die a normal death. Most students spend half of their campus time doing coursework and the better half is spend in making fun, hanging out with friends, watching movies, listening to music, traveling and partying. With enough time at your disposal, here are some ways that you can use to make money while in campus.
1. Online Jobs
This is the fastest growing source of income to campus students. What you need is just a smart phone, a laptop or a desktop with internet connection. If you don’t have one, borrow a friend or use the university’s or college’s ICT/computer resource centers. For internet, use the your institutions’ free wifi! You can blog using wordpress or blogspot and with time you earn a living from it. It only requires creativity, hard work, patience & consistency (most important of them all). Vlogging is also an option; this is video blogging. You only require a YouTube account or a facebook account and start posting your videos and at the end of billing period you get paid. like this guys wana Instagrams Accounts like University Celebrities (Udsm_celebreties, Udomfame, Morogoro_universities and other famous insta accounts, wanatumia kujiingizia kipato kwa kufanya ADVERTISEMENTS through their pages, 20,000Tshs per 4 posts in a week) . Article writing, academic writing and technical/skill based jobs. This is currently the most popular in campus and most graduands continue writing after finishing campus as it really pays, i know of friends who’ve had to quit their jobs to concentrate on writing. For this you only need an online account (from the likes of kuhustle/upwork/freelancer, etc) and start bidding for jobs or you can work for someone with an account and you get paid as much as 2000Tshs per page. Others include survey taking, where you survey on a given topic and you are paid. Online marketing where you market products for a fee. Though, caution must be taken as with increased online working opportunities there is double increase in con men and women on social platforms on the prawl. Always remember, in every successful deal money always comes last! Be warned of guys requesting for payments before giving you a job.(Also, You can google about this business >>>FOREX TRADING, Learn and start make money!!!)
2. Talents Campus is a place to grow and nurture talents.
Most of the sports personalities and celebrities started in campus. If you are talented in music, spoken word, dancing, acting, public speaking, any kind of sport and doing comedy among others, then this is best place to showcase, nature your talent and get more greener pastures. With talent you have to keep going however how hard the circumstances may be. Determination, practice and consistency will lead you to success. If you are talented in ball games then you are lucky, as the campus provides allowances for both training and competitions. But seek to be a professional, pays more than the small sums starting from as little as $2 per day for public institutions.
3. Business While in campus you can look for capital or even use part of HESLB Loan (not advisable) and start a good business.
Example of businesses that work well in campus are: printing from your school hostel – get a hostel with many occupants & easily accessible to a majority of the students, kinyozi, salon, mpesa shop, a retail shop, photography, videography, being a DJ/VDJ, fast food restaurant, gym and fitness center among others.
4. Part Time Employment
Since most of the time campus are free, one can decide to look for a part time job and negotiate with the management on how you will be working, you can work in restaurants and hotels till midnight, work on weekends and days that you are free. You can as well do marketing and sales as it will be more convenient with the high campus population.
5. Student-Work Program
Finally, you can also get work for your institution via what is called a student-work program. Here your institution assigns you to a department where you do minimal jobs (such as but not limited to filing, messengers, typing, etc) that are flexible & enable you to juggle class & work well. The pay is mostly on monthly basis, though not much from as little as $20. This kinds of jobs are mostly reserved for needy students. Note: Gambling is not a job & never will be! We strongly discourage gambling of any kind. Get a job, get a life! Never despise humble beginnings. It has the best lessons life can offer. Get quick rich schemes such as the just collapsed public-likes, lead to nowhere.
If you’ve got a good presence on social media or perhaps you even have a blog or website, you can start bringing in money immediately by promoting all sorts of companies, products, services and offers online.
7.Sell your notes and Articles to Sponsors/students
If you don’t mind sharing your notes with other students it’s a great way to generate a little extra cash. There are sites out there that you can upload your notes to, along with your price, and then when another student downloads them you get paid.
Entering competitions of course comes with no guarantees, but there is a growing community of so-called ‘compers’ in the consistently making up to 5million Tshs a year through all sorts of competitions.( Participate in Competitions Like ESSAY WRITING, RESEARCH COMPETITIONS, MAWAZO CHALLENGES and many more)
There.Types of competitions available to enter range from simple registration forms and Facebook page liking to answering questions correctly over the phone to being a TV game show contestant. Imagine you made it onto Deal or No Deal instead of just watching it!
9.Sell Your Photos
If you think you’ve got a good shot and a little creativity, try uploading your photographs for free to stock websites. A good starting point is Fotolia
Make more money selling photo subjects that have fewer search results but you feel would have some demand. It might be a good idea to test them out in print first yourself.
10.Rent out your body
According to our recent survey(UnistoreTZ media), 7% of students use their body in some way to make a buck.
If you are comfortable taking off your kit then why not try life modelling. Sit there in the buff while budding artists capture your every curve (or pokey bits) in frightening detail! Try RAM
, a website especially designed for these kind of jobs.
You could also get involved in clinical drug trials
, but be sure you fully appreciate any risks attached.
Warning: Do not do anything you are not comfortable with, no matter how desperate you are for money! There has been an unhealthy rise in student prostitution in recent years – do not fall victim to it!
Have you got any other suggestions on how students can make money while in campus/college? Kindly share below on the comments sections, we’ll be glad to add them to the list & credit you as the source of it.